#24 Oct 15, 2013
Prophet of Jesus Christ wrote:
Luke, Chapter 14, 33: So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.
TRUTH GIVEN TO ME BY THE HOLY SPIRIT:
In v33 Jesus added that the price we must be WILLING to pay as his discipe is to forsake all that we have. HE WAS NOT GIVING ANOTHER COMMANDMENT!
Note that Jesus is not teaching a blanket requirement that all disciples must give up all possessions or that it is a sin for Christians to own property. THAT WOULD MEAN THAT THE SUDDENLY WEALTHY POOR COULD NEVER BE HIS DISCIPLE UNLESS THEY GAVE EVERYTHING BACK!
Many other passages show disciples who were acceptable though they owned property. Zacchaeus was accepted by Jesus when he committed to give ONLY HALF his goods to the poor (Luke 19:1-10).
Just as we are not literally required to "hate" our family members, so we may not be literally required to give up all possessions.
But, while we may not have to give up all possessions, there is a real warning here for us. We must not be so attached to our possessions that we would not be WILLING to give them up for the Lord (Luke 14:33; Matt. 6:19-33). If we are so attached, then we are not true disciples.
#25 Oct 15, 2013
If there anything I can do for you,
to help you break your addiction to evil?
Let me know and I will try to help you.
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